The Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church choir (in which I sing tenor) has its Christmas Concert this Sunday, and you're invited!
The concert will open with the Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saëns, which will be accompanied by strings, harp, and organ. We also have five soloists!
Up next is Gwyneth Walker’s Alpha and Omega. It's a pretty new composition (2009), and will make full use of the orchestra, percussion, choir, and soloists. The super energetic final movement of this piece is definitely going to be a highlight of the concert for me, but I'm probably biased because it includes the lyric "let the organ thunder!"
After all that serious stuff, we'll go for something lighter with A Musicological Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas by Craig Courtney. This is a hilarious piece that pairs each day of the carol with a particular style of music, starting with Gregorian chant. Ever heard a Christmas carol sung to the tune of Ride of the Valkyries? You will!
And of course, we'll close with three familiar carol settings by David Willcocks (it's an audience sing-along!) accompanied by full orchestra and organ.
Hope to see you there!
When: Sunday, 12/8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: SVPC sanctuary
No tickets or anything, just a free will offering.http://svpc.us/sermons/choir_concert.php